Before and After: Mediterranean Master Bedroom Makeover

In the chilly northeast, designer Genevieve Snyder brings a bit of Mediterranean style to a boring master bedroom.

Mediterranean Paradise

Both Pat and Genevieve decide to bring the fun, warm, fantasy feeling of a Sam Robin design into the space. By using vivid color, rich carved woods and exotic accents, Genevieve transforms this mundane bedroom into a Mediterranean paradise, and Pat is whisked away on a vacation in her own home.

Once the room is emptied, the walls are brightened with white ragged on over the existing cream color. Next, the window and door trim are painted a vivid blue, and the first wall seen upon entering is covered in a treatment similar to the Florida home. The same paint, a damp rag and some glaze are used to create the soft blue wall treatment.

One of the elements that gives the Sam Robins-designed living room such interest is the contrast between the bright blue walls and the white slipcovered furniture. A red loveseat that's perfect for the bedroom is transformed with a readymade cream slipcover. A red Moroccan end table, beautiful mosaic coffee table, dark wood campaign chair, pictures of desert scenes and a large potted plant complete the stylish seating area.

Moroccan lanterns with colored glass hang by the French doors because Robin loves the flattering light from lanterns and candles.

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